Birdie Flannel Baby Quilt

By chloe • Nursery, Sewing • 19 Sep 2012

My first attempt at quilting. Really simple whole cloth with flannel front/back and cotton batting. I was inspired by the wide borders on Pottery Barn Kid’s ABC baby quilt, and decided to bind the quilt by simply wrapping the quilt back to the front and covering the seam with┬áric rac trim. I don’t have a walking foot yet and not brave enough to try free motion, so I used a random herringbone pattern for the quilting stitch.

I found quilting surprisingly satisfying and will definitely continue to explore in the future. Already ordered a few charm packs – so excited! Of course with baby coming any time now I might not be doing any sewing for a while ­čśŤ

A few other things I made also in the photos here – a pink polka dot lining for the carry cot and a fleece security blanket with fun ribbon tags.

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One Response

  1. Marye Albritton

    Hi there! I”m a friend of Justin’s. Vivian is gorgeous! I just started quilting about 18 months ago. I’ve been following Leah Day and am learning to quilt. Do NOT be afraid of free motion quilting. has some great classes. I finished Amy Gibson’s 2012 Block of the Month quilt which Leah Day used as a follow up to quilt. It was fabulous. Hint: Buy the classes when they are half price. You own them forever!! Good luck to you…I finished the above mentioned quilt similarly to yours. Holler if I can help!!

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